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Yorkshire Day: Eight beautiful photos of God's Own County

Yorkshire Day is being celebrated across England's biggest county on 1 August, marking 1,141 years since it was established. Here are eight beautiful photos of the area nicknamed 'God's Own County'.
Spurn Point is one of the most striking features of Britain's coastline, stretching for three-and-a-half miles across the Humber Estuary. It is an important wildlife haven for migrant birds, lizards, roe deer and numerous species of insects.
Spurn PointWelcome to Yorkshire
Roche Abbey has one of the most complete ground plans of any English Cistercian monastery. The abbey, built more than 800 years ago but now in ruins, was once home to 50 monks.
Roche AbbeyWelcome to Yorkshire
Yorkshire is home to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which was founded in 1954. The Dales is made up of river valleys and hills, with plenty of sheep calling it home too.
Outdoor YorkshireWelcome to Yorkshire
Yorkshire is also home to part of the Peak District - Britain's first national park. As well as natural wonders, the area is a massive playground with many people testing their rock climbing skills.
Rock climbing in the Peak DistrictWelcome to Yorkshire
Clifford’s Tower is one of the best loved landmarks in York. It is the largest remaining part of York Castle, once the centre of government for the north of England. The 13th Century stone tower was probably used as a treasury to keep money, and later as a prison.
Clifford's Tower YorkWelcome to Yorkshire
A train passes through Goathland in North Yorkshire. The village is home to 438 people and has a station on the steam-operated North Yorkshire Moors Railway line.
GoathlandWelcome to Yorkshire
The Pennines are a range of mountains and hills in northern England separating north-west England from Yorkshire. The region is widely considered to be one of the most beautiful areas of the United Kingdom.
Mist over the Pennines in YorkshireWelcome to Yorkshire
Sutton Bank, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, provides spectacular views over the Vale of Mowbray. It's also a popular spot for gliders who can be seen soaring about the hills.
Sutton BankWelcome to Yorkshire